34 years ago God gave us a son. Betty and I were praying for a child. I believed that God would give us a boy. I named him Christopher before he was ever born because I wanted him to be a Christ bearer. That was before the days that we were able to know the sex of the child before he was born.
God has blessed us greatly with our son. He and his family serve as missionaries out of our church in Peru.
I want to take you back through a little history where you can laugh at our little family but realize how God has blessed.
This is a picture of Chris on the day we brought him home from the hospital.
The following picture is Chris the day he got baptized!
This is Chris just before we started deputation!
Another birthday while in Mexico in 1987
On our way to Peru
Early ministry in Peru
Chris and his hobby about a year or so into our time in Peru
Chris and his first means of transportation in Peru
In Peru, all grown up, with his sister going to do ministry!
The newly weds, Chris and Andria Gardner
The family a year or so ago
I just want to say that you have been a blessing to your mother and me and hundreds around the world. We are very proud of you and thank God for you. Thank you for your ministry. Thank you for loving the Lord Jesus. Thank you for seeking always to please Him!
Know today that though I do not have an adequate way to say it that we love you and want you to have a happy birthday.
Forgive this little review of your life but it sure brings a lot of joy to the old dad’s heart.